ODELL'S BLOG

Fetishes, Fetishes, Fetishes

Posted on June 01, 2015 by Odell Borg

The creation of a flute design can be relatively complex. The priority is to create the optimum voice and then work on an appealing design and the tonal structure of the flute. Of course there are limitations to what can aesthetically be woven into the body of a flute. The fetish provides a dominant sculptural opportunity to be the foundation of the overall design.

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High Spirits Flutes and THE GATHERING 2015

Posted on May 08, 2015 by Odell Borg

Odell Borg and High Spirits Flutes are excited to participate in THE GATHERING 2015. Odell will be leading a workshop presentation titled: “Continuing Your Flute Journey with Odell Borg” as well as performing live with NAMMY-awarding winning artist, Jan Looking Wolf on Friday, June 12th.

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Back to Flat

Posted on May 01, 2015 by Odell Borg

Turns out my neighbor was not only a gun enthusiast but had previous experience in the machining industry. He explained how gun and rifle bores were created and offered to help build a setup that would potentially duplicate the same process. After several attempts, we built a machine that was relatively consistent in creating a straight bore in wood blanks.

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Poem by John Checketts

Posted on April 08, 2015 by Odell Borg

Saguaro cacti, purple sage, a mesquite tree and Zane Grey stories fill my head –

 

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Interview with Musician, David Rose

Posted on April 01, 2015 by Odell Borg

Odell recently interviewed musician, David Rose, by email to learn more about his music and his background.

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On the Move

Posted on April 01, 2015 by Odell Borg


The desire for peace, quiet and serenity began to haunt me in early 90’s but the opportunity to make a move did not present itself until 1996. After attending a festival in Tubac, Arizona, a friend suggested we do a walk-about (drive-about, really) in Arizona. The town of Patagonia was our first stop and I really did not need to look any farther because it immediately felt like home to me.

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Change is in the Air

Posted on March 01, 2015 by Odell Borg

When I first began designing flutes I made it a priority to offer the instruments at a price that would make it affordable for the average person and provide the experience of creating music to as many people as possible.

 

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